Recommend Web Hosting?
Can anyone recommend a good and inexpensive web hosting company? I am thinking just for a basic web site but it must have the .NET framework so I can upload web apps.
I use CrystalTech.com (please tell them I referred you if you decide to go with them).
Michael Sica (michaelsica.com)
I found this site very helpful in my search;
I second www.webhost4life.com. $4.95/mo for their cheapest plan - I use their $9.95/mo plan which will get you ASP.Net w/ code-behind DLLs, SQL Server Databases, and darn near anything else you're looking for.
Great info everyone, thanks:) Here's another question. I want to move my blog from Blogger.com to wherever I decide to have my web hosted. Are there any restrictions on that?
Blogger.com can FTP to any site. The files they send are static, unless you put some scripting in them.
I've gotten great service from www.gearhost.com. Excellent uptime, too.
"Can anyone recommend a good and inexpensive web hosting company?"
I've used AussieHosts.com for two years, and they've been good. Their level of service is outstanding - support requests are usually responded to within a few minutes.
Thanks burn. That's kind of what I was wondering about (MoveableType, .Text, etc).
I suggested webhost4life first but I don't claim the prize :-) They are excellent, the customer service is outstanding.
I was in the same position of needing .Net/Sql Server hosting for my company Site. Most searches on the Web point towards WebHost4Life, and having taken others advice as such, they really are fantastic. The level of control you have over your Site is second to none. From setting up sub-domains, to administering your databases, its all easy and free.
I also recommend crystaltech highly. We've hosted www.graphpad.com with crystaltech for several years, first on a shared server and now with two solo servers. They are great in every way, with very reasonable prices. Windows only.
I won't recommend a specific host, but here are my recommendations for what to look for when hunting:
> Make sure it's possible to get physical access to the site. A good host will even let prospective clients tour the site.
If he also wants reliable service, then my criteria are important. I've bounced between several hosts, and the only one I've been able to stay with, that didn't give me the shaft, was also one I could reach easily. It's also dirt cheap to host with the company that I'm with.
My company uses http://www.dellhost.com/ . They've been very reliable over the past 3 years that we've been with them. Great tech support, nice control panel, good uptime, OK prices.
I would avoid http://www.Bluehill.com (formerly called "Blueberry Hill Communications"). See, for example:
Been there, done that
Take a look at www.dotnetpark.com We use it for 17 months. The best support team and low (the lowest?) price.
I second the suggestion to avoid Digihost. I have used them for a number of years. They were fine until about a year ago. Now they are unreliable and unresponsive.
sharpwebservices.com died on me. oh and it was bad. avoid avoid. but apparently its dead for good, or something. but it was good up until a few months before death. so i guess if your server starts sucking suddenly, keep an eye out for rapid decline and backup frequently.
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